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Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

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New, unopened bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

New, unopened bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

I ran out of Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed. I didn’t buy another. Not because I didn’t like them. They worked perfectly fine. I simply wanted a larger bag that would last much longer, so I found this large bag of chia seeds on Amazon. A 2 lb bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds! 😊 It is non-gmo, vegan, gluten-free, USDA organic, and kosher.

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: There are 60 calories per serving (1 Tbsp). It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein along with calcium and iron. Wonderful! 👌 Contains only Organic Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica).

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

I love chia seeds in my smoothies and protein shakes. I’ve been using it daily in my green smoothies (now green protein smoothies). I can’t wait to start this new bag of chia seeds today! It has about 76 servings per bag. This should last me a little over 2 months or so with consistent use. I find chia seeds really good at keeping me full for hours, which is great for weight loss. Not only that, it’s very good for you and has tons of health benefits. Go here to learn more about the health benefits of chia seeds. It’s only a bag of chia seeds, but I’m pretty excited for it! haha. 😁

Have you used Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds before? Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed? Other unmentionable brands? Share your experience!

 

Shopping for Healthy Food

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My fave chocolate bars at the moment! DELISH!!

My fave chocolate bars at the moment! DELISH!!

I went shopping today for some groceries for the week. I was running low on items, such as beans, almond milk, and green leafy veggies for my healthy green smoothiesCheck out my 1 Week Results here.

#1. Equal Exchange Chocolates Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Extra Dark:

I picked up some dark chocolates. I’ve tried chocolates from a lot of brands. From the top of my head, to name a few, Lindt, Ghirardelli, Vitacost, Ferrero Rocher, Hershey’s, Justin’s, and so on. I instantly fell in love with Equal Exchange Chocolates Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Extra Dark. All ingredients are USDA organic, fair-trade, 80% cacao, small farmer grown, and kosher certified in Switzerland.

Nutrition Facts:

It does state that it may contain milk, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, and coconut. That just means that there’s a possibility for contamination. In my opinion, it’s still vegan. None of the ingredients were sourced from animal products or animal by-products. Chocolate comes from cocoa beans, which is naturally vegan. Cocoa beans comes from the cacao tree. The cocoa beans are dried and fermented. Chocolate isn’t vegan anymore when animal products or animal by-products are added. For example, milk. I don’t see the point of adding milk to chocolate. Chocolate without milk tastes way better!

#2. Simply Balanced Organic Low Sodium Garbanzo Beans:

Chickpeas ftw!

Chickpeas ftw!

I picked up four cans of beans. I’ve been craving beans lately for some reason. To be exact, it’s chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) I’m craving. These are my all-time favorite beans besides the plain, boring black beans. Beans are pretty low cost compared to animal-based foods. They’re packed with awesome nutrition, such as protein, minerals, and fiber. They are also low in fat and saturated fat. So healthy for you! I highly recommend anyone eating animal products to replace some of that with beans during the week.

Nutrition Facts:

Simply Balanced beans are USDA Organic and has a BPA-Free Lining. On the back of the can, it has a Spiced Crispy Garbanzo Beans recipe. I’ve made this before. It’s pretty good. I’m thinking about making it again. Nom nom!

#3. Simply Balanced Unsweetened Almond Milk:

Simply Balanced Unsweetened Almond Milk Vanilla

Simply Balanced Unsweetened Almond Milk Vanilla

My typical almond milk I purchase at Target. It’s less expensive than the rest. It’s OK. I do prefer other brands more, but this works. This one is the Unsweetened Vanilla. It provides 50% more calcium than dairy milk. There’s no cholesterol and saturated fat because it’s plant-based. 🙂

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#4. Ready Pac Spinach Spring Mix:

Greens for my Healthy Smoothies

Greens for my Healthy Smoothies

I saw these bags of veggies and picked them up ASAP! They were on sale. Usually when vegetables are on sale, they’re about to expire. I can easily finish them in a few days. This is a Spinach Spring Mix. It gives me the best of both worlds. Some Spring Mix and a little bit of Spinach. A mix of Spinach, tender Baby Lettuces, Baby Greens, and Radicchio.

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#5. Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu:

Organic Tofu Extra Firm

Organic Tofu Extra Firm

Some Tofu! Every time I go buy tofu I always think about that one time I went to Trader Joe’s to buy tofu. The tofu I purchased was overdue. I’m pretty much traumatized by it until this day, lol. Today, I picked up Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu. I love tofu. This tofu is USDA Organic. It’s a good source of protein, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and non-GMO verified.

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#6. Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders and Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n:

My weakness :(

My weakness 🙁

I wasn’t going to buy Gardein meats, but I had to. haha! They were on sale. Mmmmmmmm! Watch me make a healthy vegan meal here with Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n.

What do you like to shop for? What do you enjoy eating? Have you tried any of the foods mentioned above? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences! More on my Healthy Lifestyle:

*Shopping at Target for VEGAN FOOD!*

*A Healthy Way to Start the Day*

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